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Seattle is a vibrant and complex city, and the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan brings you thoughtful, in-depth reports and discussions about important local issues every week.

Brian Callanan is a five-time Emmy winner who currently serves as a host, producer, and moderator for the Seattle Channel, where he's worked since 2011. His career in broadcast journalism began in 1995, and includes an 11-year stint as a reporter and anchor for Q13 News. Brian won the Seattle Municipal League's Civic Award for Government News Reporting in 2016. He lives with his wife and two daughters in West Seattle.

City Inside/Out: Long-Term Care Debate
City Inside/Out: Long-Term Care Debate

A new state program to help provide up to $36,500 in long-term care insurance to Washington workers is now in limbo. Washington Cares is intended to address a looming caregiving crisis through a mandatory new payroll tax, but hundreds of thousands of workers have opted out, jeopardizing the solvency of the program. Democrats vow to make fixes this legislative session but Republicans are pushing to replace the controversial fund with an optional private alternative.


Christina Keys, Caregiver

Drew Stokesbary, State Representative (R-31st)

Pat Sullivan, State Representative (D-47th)

Ben Veghte, Director, Washington Cares Fund

Amy Anderson, Government Affairs Director, Association of WA Business